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Spring has indeed sprung (despite some occasional weather difficulties!), and to prove it….a baby woodpecker spotted in Heather’s apple tree. Everybody say ‘awwhhh’!        

The Common is alive! On behalf of the Trustees of Shotesham Common, it’s a pleasure to report that the circular path has been re-instated on the south end of the common and a new footbridge installed, thanks to the hard work of Ed, Tony, Alan and Mike. Everyone is welcome to walk the common. With the newly cut path and the bridge over the beck, you can walk a complete circle on the church end of the common and enjoy the beautiful wild flowers and grasses: wonderful habitat for bees and butterflies. On a recent wild flower identification walk led by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, over 40 species were recorded! A new pedestrian gate is being installed to allow access to the common opposite Joys Loke, and you can enjoy a rest at ‘Heywood’s Halt’ (see photo below). Please take care to respect the wildlife and keep dogs under control.  

And, coming soon…Norfolk Wildlife Trust are organising an event on Shotesham Common on Sunday 14th July 2-5pm. Bernie Fenn is working with NWT organiser, Gemma Walker, who is looking for volunteers to help set up and to give a hand on the day. Bernie says “Some people have already put themselves forward, but we could use a few more. We are not looking for ‘experts’, NWT will be providing their own people too. If you have some time to spare either on Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th, could you please let me know so that I can put you in touch with Gemma to discuss how you can help. Thank you in anticipation!
Bernie Fenn floracot@btinternet.com

Message from Gemma of NWT – The Shotesham event is the culmination of a week of NWT Commons’ celebrations from Saturday 6th to Sunday 14th July and, with over 30 different activities planned, we hope there will be something to take your interest across Norfolk. Commons Week has a dedicated webpage with information on all the activities (https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/commons-week ) or click here for a full list of the events with links giving further information.

There is also a photographic competition during July, with prizes donated by Cley Spy and Jessops. Follow this link or further information on the competition.   https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/commons-week#WinCComp

‘I hope you are free to attend some of them and please help us spread the word about Commons Week and the photographic competition – thank you.’
Gemma Walker
Living Landscape Project Officer
Office: 01603 625540
Web: www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

Room with a Brew! will be back on Tuesday 16th July from 10.30 – 12pm at Trinity Hall, everyone is welcome to pop in for tea, coffee and a chat with fellow local residents, don’t miss it!  

Walking Group. An excellent June day for a  Flixton picnic walk around and across the old WWII Bungay airfield. Next up is a short walk on Sunday July 28th, just before the ‘Meet Your Neighbours” event at Grove Farm (see next article).

Picnic on the Waveney

Meet your neighbours afternoon at Grove Farm 28th July 12 noon to 5 ish. Come along, bring your own food and/or drink to have or to share, and spend some time catching up with friends and neighbours. No need to say you’re coming, just call in for as long as you can. Everyone welcome. Bring an umbrella if it rains.

Village Party on Saturday 17 August. An evening party will be held on the playing field on the 17th August from 7pm until 11pm. Michael Knights will be playing tunes from his extensive vinyl collection and there may well be other entertainment. All residents and their friends are invited and there is no charge although donations will be accepted. As there will no bar we ask that people bring their own refreshments. The large Marquee and some tables and chairs will be provided.

SHOTESHAM SCREEN…closed for the summer, back in September!


Saints Bell Project final update…… the service of Thanksgiving and Rededication took place on Sunday 30th June, and the project completion couldn’t be expressed better than this quote from Shotesham resident – Judie Olivier…..“Just heard the bells ring out over the village for the first time for months. What joy! Thank you Bob and everyone else involved in completing this mammoth task and restoring the tapestry of joy which we enjoy in Shotesham.” 

Community information….

South Norfolk older people’s forum, details here.

Norfolk campaign to S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping…details here

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local police officer is PC 1151 Sherry Locke who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Sherry can be contacted at;

Local Police info – June Newsletter

News from Norfolk Police Commissioner – June Newsletter

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